I’ve noticed that all my recent booking inquiries do not show guests feedback from other hosts. I am not sure if this is because people do not have feedback, or because Airbnb now only allows to see feedback for instant booking only? Anybody knows?
This would be quite inconvenient of course if this is indeed the case. I just declined a reservation for the lady with 3 kids because she has no reviews. Somebody like her would get declined more often, as hosts want to have some assurance when they have concerns about the guest. Based on my experience I am more cautious when renting to families with little kids, as well as some other groups.
If this is indeed a new policy, I think it is hurting everybody. Guests get declined more often. Hosts loose income. Airbnb looses income as well. Who wins?